PRESSS case studies
PRESSS Case Studies
Case Studies of Projects Using PRESSS Research Results
An Office Building that Self-rights after a Seismic Event
Structural Engineering & Design, November 2011
Fully integrated design and building system exposes the benefits of precast hybrid moment frame. The Caltrans District 3 state office building in Marysville, Calif., uses a precast hybrid moment frame to provide seismic resiliency and create open interior spaces.
Precast Concrete Expands Rental-Car Facility's Capabilities
Ascent, Spring 2011
California's largest precast concrete parking structure features creative seismic and rental-car designs that expand the facility's capabilities.
Precast Relates Offices To Historical Context
Ascent, Spring 2001
Architectural precast panels create handsome façade for contemporary office building with varied elevations that respect historic neighbors.
Sacramento Mixed-Use Project Features Hybrid Moment Frame
Ascent, Summer 2007
Technique using unbounded post-tensioning strands helps create a sturdy, cost-effective, and attractive residential and retail center in high-seismic zone.
Apartment Skyscraper Shows Precast's Seismic Capabilities
Ascent, Summer 2000
A 39-story apartment building in San Francisco, Calif. takes advantage of the precast concrete seismic designs proven in the PRESSS research program.
Design-Construction of The Paramount - A 39-Story Precast Prestressed Concrete Apartment Building
PCI Journal, July-August 2002
The 39-story Paramount in San Francisco, Calif., is the tallest concrete structure in addition to being the tallest precast, prestressed concrete framed building in Seismic Zone 4 (a double record).